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golden Indian bean tree Indian bean tree 'Aurea'
Catalpa are deciduous trees of spreading habit, with handsome, large leaves and erect panicles of showy, bell-shaped flowers in late summer, followed by persistent, slender bean-like seed capsules
'Aurea' is a spreading medium-sized deciduous tree with large ovate golden-yellow leaves becoming light yellow-green in summer. Flowers white, marked orange and purple, in conical panicles
Habit Spreading / Branched
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a moist but well-drained, fertile soil in a sunny position; will tolerate a heavy clay soil. Shelter from strong winds as these may shred the large leaves. Protect from late spring frosts when young
Propagate by softwood cuttings or grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free
Susceptible to verticillium wilt
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